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Senior wins American Humanics award

June 11, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University student Lateshia Agnew was one of 66 students nationwide identified as future leaders in nonprofit work and philanthropy.

Agnew of Kalamazoo and other reward recipients will each receive a $4,500 scholarship through the Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program to cover expenses while completing an internship with a nonprofit organization. A senior majoring in family studies, Agnew will undertake a minimum 300-hour internship with the Michigan Department of Human Services.

In addition to the scholarship, each NextGen Leader is paired with a nonprofit professional mentor during the internship. They also will be recognized at the 2009 American Humanics Management/Leadership Institute in Indianapolis, Ind., an annual educational symposium.

Established in 1948, American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofits dedicated to preparing the next generation of nonprofit sector leaders. It is affiliated with 67 colleges and universities and 58 national nonprofit organizations and their affiliates and is underwritten by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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